Native Seeds/SEARCH Community Seed Grant, Skillet Doux's Shin Bay Review and Ghetto Fabulous Gin and Tonics

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A round-up of tasty morsels from Valley food blogs.

Native Seeds/SEARCH has a sleek newly designed website/blog. Check it out if you haven't been there in a while. While you're at it, apply for a community seed grant if you think you deserve seeds for a community project. There are some rules you'll need to follow -- like needing to harvest the seeds from what you grow as well as a written follow up, but that doesn't sound too hard. Here's more info on the seed grant - deadline is Sept. 2nd.

Dominic Armato from Skillet Doux is miffed that the mainstream press and food bloggers have been ignoring what he considers Scottsdale's best kept secret, Shin Bay. We did mention the opening in May, but Armato thinks it deserves some screaming attention. If the photos and detailed review of his Japanese feast won't entice you to check it out, nothing will. Chef Shinji Kurita's "modern Japanese gem" is turning out pure art. Check out this sashimi platter. Unreal.

David Johnson, wine and spirits consultant extraordinaire, shares his love of Gin and Tonic, which does sound like the perfect cocktail for this time of year. Even in these tough economic times, the Sumo Sommelier has found a quality budget British gin to save you some bucks without sacrificing taste. Check it out.

Hey metro Phoenix eaters, if you have a food blog or know of one we've missed, leave word in the comments section.

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